Manor Park, Surrey Research PkSun 31 Jul, 2022
SE Sprint Championships
Regional level event
Explanation of Event levels
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Training are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
Terrain type: Urban
Congratulations to the SEOA champions:
|Gold||Theodore Marsden||Erin Cooper|
|Gold||Jamie King||Rebecca Lovegrove|
|Gold||Ben Gostick||Ruth Beale|
|Silver||Tim Beale||Vinh-Phuong Hoang|
|Bronze||Liam Marsh||Fiona Tam|
|Gold||Paul Couldridge||Dorte Torpe Hansen|
|Silver||Will Heap||Carol Lovegrove|
|Bronze||Simon Errington||Kate Turner|
|Gold||Peter Jones||Sarah Howes|
|Silver||Ian Ditchfield||Janet Rosen|
|Bronze||Steve Blount||Helen Errington|
|Gold||Axel Blomquist||Beryl Pring|
|Silver||Hedley Calderbank||Ruth Rhodes|
What a nice day for the SE Sprints, thanks to the Guildford team for putting on a great event.
I think James did a good job in planning two sets of courses that gave interest and contrast, concentration required right to the end. It was also nice to have the luxury of two new areas for the different races and yet still be able to create a single assembly that made it feel like one event. Thanks must also go to Tom for the maps, sprint race mapping is a difficult art and it was a pleasure to be involved in that process.
Ian Marsden (HH)
Thanks to everybody but especially James for the creative (but nonetheless time-consuming) planning work and Ian for his constructive and helpful controlling. And as he says Tom Edelsten's mapping was a significant enabler for a good event. The GO team as ever turned out and made the event great!
Congratulations all you Champions too!
The South-East Sprint Championships are organised every year by a SEOA club. Anyone may enter but only SEOA members are eligible for medals.
Final details for the event are here
Results are now online
Near: Guildford Lat,Lng: 51.23906,-0.61270 Postcode: GU2 7YG What3Words: ///boxer.solar.insect
Map / Terrain
The University of Surrey in Guildford was first used in 2005 for the O World Cup, then a few years later for the JK. For these sprint champs, GO has obtained permission to use a new part of the campus and the Research Park, offering competitors a brand new area with brand new challenges.
There will be two rounds, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon.
Entries are by age class:
M10-12, W10-12, M14-16, W14-16, M18-40, W18-40, M45-55, W45-55, M60-65, W60-65, M70+, W70+
There are four courses:
Course 1: M14-16, M18-40, M45-55
Course 2: W14-16, W18-40, W45-55
Course 3: M60-65, M70+, W60-65, W70+
Course 4: M10-12, W10-12
Entry is online only at Racesignup, until 29 July. Note that entry fees increase after 24 July.
Registration and Start times
The morning race will have start times from 10:30-11:30. The afternoon race will be 12:30-13:30.
Due to the dense urban nature of the competition area it is not suitable for dogs. However well behaved dogs are welcome in the car park.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: James Crawford
Organiser: Jeremy Wilde
Controller: Ian Marsden (HH)